News tagged with circadian

Muscles can 'ask' for the energy they need

Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues ...

dateJul 05, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Active 24/7 and doing great

Circadian clocks control the day-night cycle of many living beings. But what do the pacemakers do in animals whose activities do not follow this pattern? Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now looked into this ...

dateJun 21, 2017 in Ecology
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No mid-day nap for northern flies

Fruit flies from warm regions have a siesta, whereas their Nordic counterparts do not. Biologists from the University of Würzburg reset the circadian clock of African flies in an experiment. As a result, these insect also ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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